Raia, Lupinacci Bringing Solar Energy To Long Island

April 9, 2015

Pictured from right to left are Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (at podium), Congressman Steven Israel, Assemblyman Andrew Raia, Environment New York’s Heather Libowitz, and Town Councilman Eugene Cook.

Assemblymen Andrew Raia (R,I,C-East Northport) and Chad Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) today joined Congressman Steven Israel (D-New York) and Town of Huntington Councilman Eugene Cook at a press conference with Environment New York, a statewide environmental advocacy organization, to examine its “Shining Cities” report, which outlines the benefits of solar energy and its impact on local economies.

“The alternative energy movement is finally reaching a point where there is a public demand for cost-effective and sustainable solar energy. As a member of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, I'm proud to support such impactful legislation. Projects like this go a long way toward saving our environment and potentially saving taxpayers thousands of dollars,” said Raia.

“Incorporating alternative energy sources like solar panels into our Long Island communities would provide free and clean energy and keep us on the cutting edge of technology that would improve our environment while boosting local economies,” said Lupinacci.

Raia will sponsor legislation that would provide school aid for the installation of solar, wind or geothermal energy sources. These structures would save taxpayer money by significantly cutting energy costs.